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North Carol iniana Society 


no. 9 


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University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 

William Clyde Friday 


Ida Howell Friday 


Georgia Carroll Kyser 


William Brantley Aycock 


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H. G.Jones, Editor 

No. 1. An Evening at Monticello: An Essay in Reflection (1978) 
by Edwin M. Gill 

No. 2. The Paul Green I Know (1978) 
by Elizabeth Lay Green 

No. 3. The Albert Coates I Know (1979) 
by Gladys Hall Coates 

No. 4. The Sam Ervin I Know (1980) 
by Jean Conyers Ervin 

No. 5. 5am Ragan (1981) 
by Neil Morgan 

No. 6. Thomas Wolfe of North Carolina (1982) 
edited by H. G. Jones 

No. 7. Gertrude Sprague Carraway (1982) 
by Sam Ragan 

No. 8. John Fries Blair (1983) 
by Margaret Blair McCuiston 

No. 9. William Clyde Friday and Ida Howell Friday (1984) 
by Georgia Carroll Kyser and William Brantley Aycock 

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William Clyde Friday 


Ida Howell Friday 

Georgia Carroll Kyser 


William Brantley Afcock 

Together with Proceedings of a Banquet on the Occasion of the Presentation 
of the North Caroliniana Society Award for 1984 

Chapel Hill 



Copyright © 1984 by 

North Caroliniana Society, Inc. 

P.O. Box 127 

Chapel Hill, North Carolina 21514-0127 

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On the evening of May 4, 1984, friends attended a reception and banquet in 
the Carolina Inn, Chapel Hill, honoring William and Ida Friday on the occasion 
of their acceptance of the North Caroliniana Society Award for 1984. The 
master of ceremonies was Dr. H. G.Jones, curator of the North Carolina Collec- 
tion and secretary- treasurer of the North Caroliniana Society, and the award was 
presented by Archie K. Davis, president of the Society. Georgia Carroll Kyser 
and William B. Aycock represented the audience with tributes to the Fridays. 
Their remarks, along with the responses of the recipients, are published in this the 
ninth number of the North Caroliniana Society Imprints series. 









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Carolina Inn 

Friday, May 4, 1 984 

Master of Ceremonies 
Dr. H.G. Jones, Secretary oj the Society 

Introduction of Head Table 


Ida Howell Friday 

Georgia Carroll Kyser 

William Clyde Fridav 


William B. Aycock 

Presentation of the North Caroliniana Society Award 


Archie K. Davis, President of the Society 


Ida and William Friday 

The North Caroliniana Society, 

in reccgnition oi their public service and 

of their contributions to the cultural life 

of their fellow North Carolinians. 

presents its 

North Caroliniana Society Award 



May 4. 1984 

Archie K. Davis 

ti.C. Jones 
6c c rela r v-Treasu rer 

Archie K. Davis, president of the Society, confers the North Caroliniana 
Society Award for 1984 on William and Ida Friday (top). Mrs. Friday ac- 
knowledges the award in the lower photograph. In both pictures, Geor- 
gia Carroll Kyser, one of the speakers, is at left. (All photos by Jerry W. 

William B. Aycock (at right in the top picture) served as chancellor of 
UNC-CH under President Friday. Here he is with his sister, Katherine 
Aycock Boyette, and Messrs. Davis and Friday. At bottom, Asa T. 
Spaulding, Sr. , of Durham (foreground) is welcomed to the reception 
preceding the dinner. 

In the top photo, the Fridays greet Dr. and Mrs. Charles F. Carroll of 
Raleigh, and at bottom is Judge Willis P. Whichard of the North Caro- 
lina Court of Appeals. Friday and Carroll worked closely together when 
the latter was state superintendent of public instruction. 


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Congressman Ike Andrews, whose district includes Orange County, 
congratulates the Fridays in the upper photograph. In the lower picture 
are Charles Aycock Poe and his wife, Betty. Poe, a Raleigh attorney, is 
the son of the late Clarence Poe, longtime editor and state cultural and 
agricultural leader. 

The Fridays chat with Sam and Marjorie Ragan of Southern Pines at top. 
Ragan, author, editor, and first secretary of the Department of Cultural 
Resources, was recipient of the North Caroliniana Society Award in 
1981. At bottom is Dr. James F. Govan, university librarian at UNC. 

At top, D. Clifton Brock, Jr., and his wife, Eunice, greet the Fridays. 
Brock is associate university librarian for special collections. In lower 
photograph is William T. Couch, former director of the presses at the 
University of North Carolina and University of Chicago. 

Louis M. Connor, Jr., and Gertrude S. Carraway, both members of the 
Society's board of directors, pose with the Fridays in the upper photo. 
Dr. Carraway was recipient of the award in 1982. In the lower photo are 
Mr. and Mrs. Frank H. Kenan of Durham, faithful supporters of the 

At top left are the Fridays with Henry A. Foscue, former chairman of 
the board of trustees; and at top right, Georgia Carroll Kyser poses with 
her husband, bandleader Kay Kyser. William B. Aycock and Charlie 
(Choo-Choo) Justice banter in lower photo with Betty Hodges of the 
Durham Morning Herald. 


H. G. JONES, Master of Ceremonies: 

Friends of Ida and William Friday — and you are here because you 
are a friend: 

Welcome to a somewhat altered format of "North Carolina People" 
in which William Friday, instead of interviewing another North Caro- 
linian, will, with his partner, Ida, figuratively face the camera and serve 
as the subjects of the probing investigation of two of their longtime 
associates and the friendly eyes of you, their longtime admirers. 

This is the first time that the North Caroliniana Society Award for 
contributions to the cultural life of our state has been given jointly, but 
our board of directors, like you, could not think of one of the Fridays 
without the other. Individually each deserves our recognition; together, 
they constitute a rare state cultural resource, and they honor us by allow- 
ing us to spend this evening with them. 

Those who have attended previous award dinners will observe at 
least two changes this year. For the first time we have not conspired with 
our speakers to harass our recipients, not because they and we would not 
enjoy a real Friday roast, including a slam dunk by the captain of the 
girls' basketball team of Lumberton High School, but because of our 
profound desire to show them our respect and admiration for their ser- 
vices to North Carolina. Second, this is the shortest head table we've 
ever had, mainly because so many who ought to be up here on the stage 
wanted to see the Fridays face-on rather than sideways. Because you al- 
ready know them and will later hear from most of them, I now simply 
name those on display and ask them to stand and remain standing until 
all have been introduced — and will you withhold your applause: 

From my right: Katherine Aycock Boyette, Archie K. Davis, Geor- 
gia Carroll Kyser; and from my left: Kay Kyser and William B. Aycock. 
And now would you join in welcoming our recipients, Ida and Bill Fri- 

In the audience is one of the Fridays' three daughters, Frances, and 
her husband, Jack Mullen. 


And because you are all distinguished guests, I will limit further in- 
troductions to three of the previous six recipients of the North Carolini- 
ana Society Award: 1979, Albert Coates; 1981, Sam Ragan; and 1982, 
Gertrude Carraway. Paul Green, our initial recipient, is now with us only 
in influence and memory; Senator Sam Ervin, our 1980 recipient, sent 
his very best wishes to "two of my favorite people;" and John Fries 
Blair, last year's recipient, is recovering from eye surgery and sends his 
congratulations and warm regards. 

Will you now visit with your table companions and enjoy your 
dinner. We will be back for dessert. 


We usually select for our North Caroliniana Society Award dinner 
a date that has particular meaning for the recipients. For Paul Green, for 
instance, it was his 84th birthday. Insofar as we know, May 4 has no spe- 
cial significance for Bill and Ida Friday, but May 13, the date we wanted 
to pick, comes a week from Sunday, the University's commencement 
day. You see, forty-two years ago on May 13, Ida Willa Howell became 
the bride of William Clyde Friday. Nine days in advance, let's wish them 
a happy anniversary. 

So, we chose the second busiest weekend of the year, one that com- 
petes with functions at the constituent institutions of the University sys- 
tem, with the trip of many Tar Heels to England in commemoration of 
the quadricentennial of the Roanoke voyages, and with last-minute po- 
litical campaigning. Many of your friends, Bill and Ida, have sent their 
regrets, including Governor Terry Sanford, whose Duke trustees are 
meeting tonight; Governor Hunt, who is — well, just guess; and Gov- 
ernor Moore, who preferred not to share Jeanelle with a large crowd on 
this particular night, their fifty-first wedding anniversary. George Watts 
Hill, Sam Ervin, Eunice Ervin, George London, Isaac Copeland, Jane 
Bahnsen, and Billy Arthur sent with their regrets contributions in your 
honor. In that connection, bide your time, for in a few months you will 
receive a little publication in the North Caroliniana Society Imprints series 
containing the entire proceedings of this evening, and at that time you 
will be given a suggestion of how you may further express your good- 
will for the Fridays. 


In this ballroom are more than 250 North Carolinians whose lives 
have been touched by you, Bill and Ida Friday. Each has been a benefi- 
ciary of your services to the state, and each knows you in a different way. 
I recall, for instance, one of my early dealings with Ida. She and her 
friend Georgia Kyser came to see me when I was director of the State 
Department of Archives and History in hopes of obtaining an allocation 
of public funds with which to save the Horace Williams House. When I 
explained commitments to other statewide priorities, they left disap- 
pointed but with a pledge to accomplish their goal anyway. Now, each 
time we drive down Franklin Street, a quick glance — and on that curve 
only a quick glance is safe — reminds us that the efforts of these two 
women launched the movement that provides Chapel Hill with a unique 
community facility. 

Bill Friday is for me a clock, for at seven o'clock in the morning I 
meet him as he goes to his office. More importantly, in the age of facade, 
he is a man who looks past fancy covers and faddish jargon to the sub- 
stance of the stream of reports that inundate his office. He recognizes 
mediocrity for what it is: a status with neither satisfaction nor pride. 

Any of you tonight could talk about the Bill and Ida Friday that 
you know. We have chosen to speak for you two persons who have spe- 
cial reason to know them well. In the spirit of this occasion, they are 
friends of the Fridays. 


One of Ida Friday's closest neighbors is also a close friend who 
shares her interest in art, history, and culture. Together they have sparked 
a reawakening of the community's pride in its cultural resources. Their 
imprint may be seen all around this town, and nowhere more visibly 
than here in the Carolina Inn, which John Sprunt Hill gave to the Uni- 
versity to help support the North Carolina Collection. It was Ida Friday 
and Georgia Kyser who recently redecorated the Inn. In the public 
rooms and the sleeping rooms, you see their taste and talents. 

Above a pool in the Texas state fairgrounds is a statue by sculptor 
Pierre Bourdelle. Since posing for that statue when she was a youngster, 
a tall Texan has passed through three careers that put her in the national 
limelight. As a model, she graced the covers of national magazines. 


Work as a movie actress led to her association with a great American in- 
stitution figuratively attended by millions — the Kollege of Musical 
Knowledge, whose mortarboarded professor made her the lead singer in 
his immensely popular orchestra. He also made her the woman of his life, 
and when they gave up their radio and television contracts, he brought 
her to his native state and to this university town, where they have 
reared a family and enriched the life of the community. Tonight she has 
something to say about Ida Friday, and I am glad to present her as Pro- 
fessor Kay Kyser presented her four decades ago — "Miss Gorgeous 
Georgia Carroll." 




By Georgia Carroll Kyser 

Ida Friday has been my good friend for thirty-two years. In fact, she 
was the first friend I made when Kay and I moved to Chapel Hill in 

We had moved here because Kay had always wanted to live here. 
He had gone to school here, started his orchestra here, and he had inher- 
ited a family house here. Most important, we both liked the small town 
atmosphere, good values, and intellectual opportunities that we could 
find here for our daughters, as well as for ourselves. 

I had not had a college education when I was younger, and I looked 
forward to taking classes in the University once I got settled. My special 
interest was art, so my first course was Robert Howard's Beginning 
Sculpture. In this class I became friends with a young woman, just my 
age: Ida Friday. Because we were both slightly older than the other stu- 
dents and both married, we had much in common. We also shared an in- 
terest in learning more about art and loved discussing it. I soon learned 
that academically Ida was way ahead of me. She had not only graduated 
from Meredith College as a home economics major; she had a master's 
degree from Carolina in public health. 

Her husband, Bill, had graduated from State, majoring in textile en- 
gineering, and also had a law degree from UNC. At the time, Bill was 
working as assistant to the president of the University, Gordon Gray. At 
Christmas, Kay and I were invited to the Fridays' very modest apartment 
to make fruitcake, using Ida's family recipe (a tradition that continues in 
both our families). She and Bill apologized for their shabby furnishings, 
explaining that they were saving up to buy new furniture when they 
built their new house. They showed me their plans, and I think I made a 
few suggestions. Now, thirty-two years later, I'm doing the same thing 
as they build their retirement house. 

During this early period, Ida and I took several art classes together 
and became even better friends. In the meantime, the Fridays moved into 


their new contemporary home. We shared their joy when their first 
child, Frances, arrived, and a few years after when Mary and Betsy came 
along. Since we both now had three-daughter families, there was much 
exchanging of outgrown children's clothes back and forth between the 
Kysers and the Fridays. The families, too, spent hours together swim- 
ming in our pool in the summer. 


By now, Bill had become president of the University, at 36, the 
youngest in the country. That was the good news. The bad news was 
that this meant Bill and Ida had to move out of their new house into the 
"President's Mansion." The good news was that that house is only two 
doors from ours. At the time, the furniture in the president's house con- 
sisted of eight dining room chairs and one grandfather's clock. That's 
all. The task of furnishing so large a house was so great that Billy Car- 
michael arranged for Ida to have the services of interior designer Otto 
Zenke. When she made her selections, Ida asked me to come along, for 
moral support as much as anything. I loved doing this because I had al- 
ways had a great interest in the decorative arts. Ida's choices were evi- 
dently good because basically the house is the same today, twenty-eight 
years later. It has not only held up well; it is better, thanks to Ida. She 
just never stops learning and improving. All through the years she has 
observed, becoming knowledgeable about antiques, and upgrading — 
constantly replacing reproductions with valuable antiques. This was 
done through encouraging and soliciting generous donations from alum- 
ni. When the Fridays eventually retire, they will leave behind a very val- 
uable collection for the benefit of the University and the state and the 
use of the next president and his family. 

This is just one small example of how Ida has grown and continues 
to grow in the job of both wife of the president and as a remarkable per- 
son in her own right. She grows because of her amazing openness of 
thought and her humility. She is never afraid to admit that she doesn't 
know something. She stays flexible. If a better way can be found to do 
something, she'll change. She grows, too, because she is the most dili- 
gent, self-effacing, hardworking person I know, with the possible excep- 
tion of her husband, Bill Friday. 


For the first few years, the challenges of running a big house and 
raising three children gave Ida little time for activities outside her role as 
president's wife, but she was taking advantage of every opportunity to 
observe and learn in her new role. She traveled around the country to 
other universities and even went to the White House on several occa- 
sions. Also she began traveling in other countries. Her first trip outside 
our country was to Mexico with our family. Bill was too busy to go. 
Our later trips included Europe, North Africa, Greece, Turkey, and the 
Orient. Bill encouraged Ida to go each time because he could see how 
much she was being enriched by each foreign experience. Ida's eagerness 
to see and learn was such fun to share, and she wanted to know and see 
everything — and she didn't miss much. Also, our art training came in 
handy during these times. 


Back home, Ida gradually started working on different boards that 
caught her interest — the Council for the Aging and the League of 
Women Voters, for example. Thanks to Ida, I became more aware of 
my own responsibility as a citizen to learn as much as possible about can- 
didates — and to vote! She and Bill also encouraged me to work for a 
degree from the University. I was afraid I couldn't do it — didn't know 
enough, wasn't smart enough — but with their encouragement, and 
after a mere nineteen years, I did receive my degree. I wasn't that slow a 
student, but family responsibilities and time out to have another child de- 
layed my studies. 

A year or so later, Ida and I labored as cochairmen for the first sym- 
phony ball held at the Governor's Mansion. She did most of the work, 
and I was impressed by her attention to detail. It was largely due to her 
efforts that we were able to raise so much money for the North Carolina 

Our next joint effort was starting the Preservation Society, which 
we agonized over for four years. We both were dedicated to the idea that 
Chapel Hill must not be ruined by the rapid growth that was taking 
place — that we must encourage citizens and developers to save struc- 
tures worth saving and to preserve our rock walls and the trees, and to 
maintain the small scale in what is now the Historic District. Here again 


Ida did most of the work and cheerfully took on the responsibility of 
serving as the president. Since then she has headed the Stagville Preserva- 
tion Board, North Carolina Central University Art Museum Board, 
Roanoke Island Historical Association, and the Bicentennial Commis- 
sion for Chapel Hill, and she served on the Appearance Commission. She 
was primarily responsible for the success of the Cartier Soiree that raised 
thousands of dollars for the North Carolina Art Museum. Each year Ida 
has worked tirelessly to get support for the American Dance Festival. 
For the past year, she has been working on housing for the aged and the 
women's center, which is her favorite project of the moment. And this 
is not all that she has done — just some of the highlights. 


I love it when Ida calls on the phone and Louise Parrish, my help, 
answers. She calls me by saying, "Your sister is on the phone." Just 
how has "sister" Ida been able to accomplish so much? I've never 
known anyone whose motivations are more pure than Ida's. She has no 
ego problems — never expects or looks for applause or praise — but once 
she is committed to a project, she gets very involved and simply works 
harder than most people. And she has great courage, courage to take on 
the responsibility of difficult tasks. Her satisfaction comes simply from 
seeing a job well done and making things better for us all. 

Thank you, Ida, for your contributions to the cultural enrichment 
of our state, and thank you, Bill, for supporting her and giving her the 
freedom to grow and be a person in her own right. 





Perhaps it is not surprising that a fellow born in Lucama, brought 
up in Selma, schooled at North Carolina State College, trained by the 
National Youth Administration, and tested under fire as a public school 
teacher and as a World War II battalion commander, should have ac- 
quired the qualities that prepared him for a distinguished career. Some- 
how, though, we suspect it was his graduate work in history and law 
here at Chapel Hill that helped shape the man who has been recognized 
by decorations for valor on the battlefield, commendations for effective 
support of Dr. Frank Porter Graham in India and Pakistan, and repeated 
awards for excellence in the classroom. In 1948 he joined the faculty of 
the UNC Law School, and only nine years later he was elected chancellor 
of the University. His tenure coincided with the beginning of a stressful 
era on college campuses, but despite such challenges as increased student 
militancy and passage of the Speaker-Ban act, he maintained the steady 
course of the University, and in 1964 he returned to his prime commit- 
ment, teaching. Thus for seven years as chancellor he worked intimately 
with President Friday, and he has remained a warm friend. We are 
delighted to hear Professor William B. Aycock tell us about the William 
Friday that he knows. 




By William Brantley Aycock 

For more than a quarter of a century public higher education in 
North Carolina and Bill Friday have grown together to fashion a seam- 
less web. 

The genesis of public higher education in this state is found in the 
Constitution of North Carolina adopted in 1776. Article 41 provides: 
"... [A]ll useful learning shall be duly encouraged and promoted in one 
or more universities." Mrs. Gladys Tillett of Charlotte, a member of the 
Board of Trustees of the three-campus University, attributed the author- 
ship of this constitutional provision to Waightstill Avery, who was then 
living in Charlotte. Due largely to Mrs. Tillett's efforts, in 1958 a new 
building located on the Chapel Hill campus was named in Avery's 
honor. The following fall new faculty members in an orientation session 
were informed of the Waightstill Avery story. A newcomer to the fac- 
ulty inquired if the delay of 182 years did not appear to be a bit long. 
True, but the newcomer was informed that, even so, the naming of the 
building provides concrete proof that when one does something signifi- 
cant for education in North Carolina sooner or later recognition will be 

Until recently a cautious nature prevailing in North Carolina dic- 
tated that a public servant should not be acknowledged fully until death, 
or at least until retirement. Happily, President Archie Davis, Dr. H. G. 
Jones, and the North Caroliniana Society have made it possible for us to 
come together to honor two among us who are still serving us well. 
Here they are — Ida and Bill: gifted, hardworking, vibrant, radiant, and 
in full flower. 

My assignment is to talk about the Bill Friday I know. Bill has only 
two categories of friends — old friends and new friends. Beyond that 
there are no categories. All friends to him are special. Thus I will be talk- 
ing about the Bill Friday we know. To talk a bit about both Bill and Ida 


involves more than honoring two great friends and two friendly greats. 
It brings a tinge of excitement and an inner satisfaction that comes when 
we pause, as we do this evening, to "smell the roses on the way." 


Bill and I first met as beginning law students at Chapel Hill. I soon 
learned something about his past. He came to Chapel Hill after serving 
as a lieutenant in the Navy in World War II. His parents were David La- 
tham and Mary Elizabeth Rowan Friday. Born in Raphine, Virginia, he 
and his sister, Betty, and three brothers, Rudd, Dave, and John, grew up 
in Dallas, North Carolina. After attending Wake Forest College for a 
year, he transferred to North Carolina State College where, in 1941, he 
earned a degree in textile engineering. At State he was president of the 
senior class and a member of the two campuswide leadership societies — 
Blue Key and Golden Chain. 

As an undergraduate at State he got a taste of administration while 
working in the office of the dean of students. In addition, he did part- 
time work with the sports publicity department. One of his duties on 
the sports side was to serve as "spotter" for the legendary Ray Reeves, 
who broadcast the N. C. State football games. Orville Campbell, now 
editor and publisher of the Chapel Hill Newspaper, was the "spotter" for 
Carolina. This is where Bill and Orville first met. Since then, they have 
met many times, usually to do good things for this community. Most re- 
cently, they met to launch the campaign to "Save the Y." Any "spot- 
ter" will identify Bill and Orville immediately as two of the most highlv 
esteemed citizens in this university community. 

In law school, Bill Friday and I were in the same study group. In 
this group was William A. Dees, Jr., who became the first chairman of 
the Board of Governors of the sixteen institutions now comprising the 
University of North Carolina. Last month William Dees received the 
Distinguished Service Award, the nation's highest honor for trustees, at 
a meeting of the National Conference on Trusteeship in San Francisco. 
John R. Jordan, Jr., the current chairman of the Board of Governors, 
also was a member of our study group. Another member was J. Dickson 
Phillips, Jr., a former professor of law and dean of the UNC Law School, 
and now a distinguished judge of the United States Court of Appeals. 


William A. Johnson, the second chairman of the Board of Governors, 
was not a member of the group inasmuch as he graduated from law 
school before we arrived. 

The Fridays and the Aycocks were neighbors during law school 
days. Daniels Road was a short street on the back side of the original 
Victory Village. There we were fortunate to live in prefabricated houses 
secured by the University from the armed services after World War II. 
In Victory Village we first met Pansy Howell, the mother of Ida, a pub- 
lic school teacher for many years who was in Chapel Hill for graduate 
study. Also living on our street were friends who later worked for the 
University and who are still with us. Ginny Wells was secretary to Bill 
Friday, and she is now with the University at Chapel Hill. Among our 
other neighbors were Joe and Ginny Hilton, Emil and Eliska Chanlett, 
Gordon and Martha Cleveland, and Martha McKee, whose late husband, 
Bob, was professor of chemistry. 

It was not surprising that Bill Friday became a friend of everyone in 
law school. He was elected president of the Student Bar Association. He 
brought vigor and vision to the post and established a foundation for ser- 
vice to the law school that impressed not only his fellow students, but 
also Dean Wettach and a faculty comprised of outstanding teachers and 
scholars: Coates, Breckenridge, Van Hecke, McCall, Hanft, Dalzell, 
Brandis and Baer. In 1948, Bill was awarded the degree in law and 
promptly passed the North Carolina bar examination. 


Upon graduation from law school, he chose not to practice law. 
Fred Weaver, dean of students at Chapel Hill, was able to induce him to 
become his assistant. In 1948, Bill went to South Building to work in 
the office of Fred Weaver, and in the local administration of Chancellor 
Robert House. 

In 1950, while Bill was working in the office of the dean of stu- 
dents, my family had to leave Victory Village because the limited time 
for occupancy would soon expire. Housing was very scarce in Chapel 
Hill and we decided to build. This was possible only if we did much of 
the work. Bill Friday was interested in our home building project. On 
one occasion I recall he came by after hours and found us painting. He 


shed his coat and took a long and productive turn with the paintbrush. 
A year or so later the Fridays decided to build. Inasmuch as I had done 
some cement work at our house I offered to help with their cement 
work. Ida, always in search for a touch of beauty, secured some colorful 
pebbles to insert in the cement. To properly insert pebbles in cement was 
beyond my experience. Some pebbles sank out of sight and others pro- 
truded too much. Ida, in keeping with her gracious nature, was merci- 
fully silent about the quality of my assistance on this project. Years later, 
when Thomas Kenan and his mother, Harriet DuBose Gray, donated a 
magnificent Waterford chandelier to the University President's House, it 
arrived disassembled and without instructions. When Ida turned to 
Georgia Kyser and not me for help on this delicate project, I understood 

Bill has always loved children and they him. My wife, Grace, and I 
were concerned that our children, Bill and Nancy, prematurely we 
thought, became cynical about Santa Claus. When Bill Friday heard 
about it, he utilized his finest Santa Claus telephone voice to revive their 
hopes and dreams. Ida and Bill are loving and dutiful parents. Frances is a 
professional nurse and she and her husband, Jack Mullen, are the parents 
of Miranda, the first grandchild. Mary is an attorney, and Betsy is a pro- 
fessional dancer. To know these children, as I do, leads me to the happy 
conclusion that Ida and Bill have the family that they richly deserve. 


In 1948, as assistant dean of students, Bill started at the entry level 
of university administration. His ascent was spectacular. When Gordon 
Gray succeeded Dr. Frank Graham as president, he selected Bill as his as- 
sistant and Bill thus became the first secretary of the University system. 
In a few years Bill was appointed acting president to serve while the 
Board of Trustees searched for a new president. The search was nation- 
wide and over 140 candidates were appraised. In the meantime, Bill, as 
acting president, was performing as a president is supposed to perform. 
The trustees began to think that the person they were looking for was al- 
ready in the job. As expected, reservations about Bill were expressed by 
faculty groups who traditionally favor the selection of administrators 
from their own ranks. This faculty concern stems from fear that the unique 


role of the faculty may not be understood. A university cannot be 
equated to a business organization or to the military establishment. The 
faculty, as the work force, is composed solely of generals. The business of 
the faculty is to hunt after truth. Dividends from this business simply 
cannot be measured on a quarterly basis. Bill understood this from the 
beginning. The trustees soon realized that he understood. The right man 
was already on hand. Thus, at the age of thirty-six, only eight years after 
graduation from law school, Bill became the president of the University. 
Understandably, this amazing ascent up the ladder of educational admin- 
istration received national attention. 

At the time Bill became president, Gordon Gray characterized him 
in this manner: "He is a man of deep moral conviction, unimpeachable 
integrity. . .and capacity for growth." In this appraisal we concur. The 
Bill Friday I know has utilized to the fullest his opportunities to grow in 
wisdom and understanding. Often I think about an observation made by 
Chancellor House to the effect that on a university campus there are 
many values that are caught and not taught. Bill "caught" the best from 
his associates. His natural rapport with students was enriched by work- 
ing with Fred Weaver. To catch the spirit of Dr. Frank Graham was not 
difficult for Bill because that spirit was consistent with his own instincts. 

Vice-President Billy Carmichael was a master in working with the 
General Assembly. Those of us who saw his calling card for legislators 
will never forget the inscription: "How can we run a vast university on 
a half vast budget?" Equally important were the efforts made by Billy 
Carmichael to forge a partnership between the business community and 
higher education. From these able and dedicated men — House, Gra- 
ham, Weaver, Carmichael, and Gray — and from such stalwarts on the 
Board of Trustees as George Watts Hill, Sr. , Henry Foscue, and the late 
John Umstead, Bill was able to nourish his own values. From these asso- 
ciations emerged Bill Friday, the educational leader, whose leadership is 
laced with friendship but always with the right touch of dignity. 


Legislation in 1931 provided that the University of North Carolina, 
the North Carolina State College of Agriculture and Engineering, and 
the North Carolina College for Women be consolidated and merged into 


"The University of North Carolina." These three campuses comprised 
the system presided over by Frank Graham, Gordon Gray, and Harris 
Purks. But it was under Bill Friday that the system began to expand. 

In the 1960s, Charlotte, Asheville, and Wilmington were brought 
into the fold. Meanwhile, the General Assembly authorized the establish- 
ment of a Board of Higher Education with responsibilities that over- 
lapped those of the Consolidated University. Conflicts were inevitable. 
In 1971, while Robert Scott was governor, this dilemma was resolved. 
Sixteen institutions, including the School of the Arts, were brought un- 
der the jurisdiction of a single Board of Governors. This board, without 
a pause, selected Bill as president of the new and enlarged system. 

To establish a workable organization for these sixteen institutions 
called for administrative skill of the highest order. The personnel of the 
former Board of Higher Education had to be merged with the staff of the 
university system. The mutual respect that exists between Bill and his 
staff in the General Administration is of such grand dimension that only 
they can express it adequately. Today, in addition to his efficient staff of 
coworkers, there are chancellors, deans, department heads, directors, 
and finance officers on each of sixteen campuses. Bill is the linchpin that 
connects this complex system of higher education that radiates 
throughout the state. Consistently he has demonstrated administrative 
skill of the highest order. 

Often problems arise in university administration that test the mettle 
of those in positions of responsibility. Let me touch on three problems to 
demonstrate that the "mettle" in Bill is hard steel. Bill likes sports. In 
his youth he played baseball and wrote sports for the Gastonia Gazette. 
His current interests range from seeking reforms in the NCAA to help- 
ing Lambda Chi Alpha in bouncing a basketball to raise funds to fight 
cystic fibrosis. Occasionally, he gets in a round at Finley Golf Course, 
and he is clearly a better player than many of us who try it more often. 
In 1960, troubles emerged in the basketball programs in the university 
system. Something needed to be done to return the sport to its proper 
role. Bill took action. Schedules were reduced and recruiting was cur- 
tailed. The popular Dixie Classic was terminated. Bill knew that a storm 
of criticism would follow. He was absolutely correct. But the situation 
has been better ever since. 


In 1963, hard on the heels of the athletic difficulties, came the Speaker 
Ban Law which placed a special limitation on the freedom of speech in 
public higher education. John Sanders was the first person I know who 
made a detailed legal analysis of this law. We recall the efforts of the press 
of the state and of the alumni to remove this law from the books. 
Among these alumni were twice-Pulitzer Prize winner Vermont Roy- 
ster, William Snider, McNeill Smith, and R. Mayne Albright. In 1965 
the General Assembly, on the recommendation of the Britt Commission 
appointed by Governor Moore, deleted the mandatory prohibitive lan- 
guage of the law but did not repeal it. Finally, in 1968 on the initiative of 
Paul Dickson III and other student leaders at Chapel Hill, a lawsuit was 
instituted which led to the amended law being declared unconstitu- 
tional. Thus five years of controversy came to an end. 

Overlooked in this story is that when Bill Friday started to marshall 
forces in 1963 to secure repeal of the law soon after it was passed, he en- 
countered a serious obstacle. Many members of the Board of Trustees did 
not understand the serious effect this law would have on higher educa- 
tion, and they were unwilling to venture into the political mine field 
that surrounded it. Bill quietly arranged an educational campaign for the 
trustees. It extended across the state. The power of education began to 
manifest itself, and in due course most of the trustees joined in the cam- 
paign to secure repeal. 


I surmise the most difficult problem during the past twenty-eight 
years for Bill involved the United States Department of Health, Educa- 
tion and Welfare. The origins of the legal controversy occurred in 1970 
when a suit was brought by the Legal Defense Fund against HEW seek- 
ing to force that agency to achieve more desegregation in higher educa- 
tion. In 1973, HEW called upon President Friday to submit a plan for 
desegregation. In 1974, the requested plan was submitted by the Univer- 
sity and approved by HEW. But three years later, in 1977, the court, in 
the Legal Defense Fund case against HEW, disapproved UNC's 1974 
plan. The heart of the controversy between HEW and the University in 
the formulation of a new plan was not over goals but the means to achieve 
those goals. HEW officials apparently did not appreciate the difference 


between higher education and the military establishment. Somehow, they 
assumed it was feasible to shift students and faculty from campus to cam- 
pus in the same manner as military personnel are shifted from one unit to 
another. To the extent that HEW sought to exercise control over higher 
education in North Carolina, Bill and the Board of Governors stood 
steadfast against it. In 1981, the University initiated a lawsuit against 
HEW. The result was a consent decree in which the University made 
commitments to increase minority presence in enrollments and employ- 
ment and to further develop the predominately black institutions. At the 
same time, the University retained control of the means to achieve these 


Interwoven in Bill's leadership in the University system is a legion 
of other accomplishments. To mention the National Humanities Center 
in the Research Triangle Park immediately brings to mind Archie Davis 
and Bill Friday and their work to bring this center to North Carolina. 
Bill has recently served as chairman of the Commission on the Future of 
North Carolina — the Year 2000 Project — in which a blueprint for the 
future of the state is encompassed in a hundred or more recommenda- 
tions concerning our people, economy, natural resources, and commu- 
nity development. His television program on WUNC-TV — "North 
Carolina People" — is widely viewed and applauded throughout the 

On the national scene he has achieved recognition for his work in 
such abundance that one must be selective. He was a member of the 
Board of Trustees of Howard University, president of the Association of 
American Universities, chairman of the American Council of Education, 
chairman of the Commission on White House Fellows, chairman of 
President Johnson's Task Force on Education in 1966 and, ten years la- 
ter, chairman of President Carter's Task Force on Education. Among his 
several activities on the national scene at present is his work on the com- 
mission to study the state university system of New York. 

Achievements have not gone unnoticed. Honorary degrees are 
many. In 1980, Ida and Bill were invited to the University of North 
Carolina at Charlotte. The event was the dedication of a new building 


for the school of business administration. The name of the new structure 
is the "Ida and Bill Friday Building." A year later, Ida and Bill were the 
first couple to receive the North Carolina Public Service Award. At this 
occasion, former governors Sanford, Moore, Scott, and Holshouser, 
along with Governor Hunt, spoke. Were Governor Hodges living, he 
would have been there to repeat what he once said: "All we know about 
Bill Friday is good." So it was then, so it is now. 

We cannot now know the direction tides of destiny will flow. But 
the year 2000 is sure to come. At that time the names of those who made 
great contributions in the enhancement of the quality of life in North 
Carolina will be assembled. We can predict that Ida and Bill will be high 
on the list. For now, we know that they have earned in full measure the 
award each is about to receive. 



We now come to the rites of absolution. 

We are here tonight not only to honor the Fridays but to forgive 
them for an offense over which neither had control. The magnanimity of 
a people known as Tar Heels permits the pardon of even such an egregi- 
ous error as having been born outside our borders. Our North Carolini- 
ana Society Award signifies that Bill and Ida have done their penance and 
that the vale of humility now thanks the two mountains of conceit for 
sending us this valuable couple. 

Several years ago, we wanted to give our award to Archie K. Davis. 
He had just received the North Carolina Award, and the National Hu- 
manities Center — which owes its location in the Triangle largely to the 
work of this man — was about to name its building for him. He told us 
that he would be terribly embarrassed by further attention. 

Now, we all know that the best time to negotiate a deal is when the 
second party is embarrassed. So we quickly struck up a bargain: Archie 
would accept the presidency of the Society on condition that he never re- 
ceive the North Caroliniana Society Award. He is a firm president, and I 
am under instruction not to mention his distinguished career, one that 


has brought great honor to our state. I am permitted only to tell you 
how he became the University's most unusual student. 

A dozen years ago, Mr. Davis — as I deferentially called him at that 
time — came to my office in Raleigh, pulled a chair up close, and shared 
with me a secret. [I later learned that he shared the same "secret" with 
several of you.] When he graduated from UNC in 1932, he wanted to 
go on to graduate school in history, but in the depths of the Depression 
he was hesitant to turn down a banking job. Maybe next year, he 
thought. Forty years later, he wanted to assuage his guilty conscience 
and follow his ambition to return to school for advanced study in his- 
tory. What did I think of the idea? 

I of course encouraged him, having little expectation that this busy 
corporate executive would ever be able to carry through his proposal. 
Neither of us could have known that just a few years later both he and I 
would be at UNC — he as a graduate student, I as his faculty advisor! 
Archie received his master's degree in 1976, and two years ago com- 
pleted his three-volume, sixteen-pound dissertation titled The Boy Colo- 
nel: The Life and Times of Henry King (Harry) Burgwyn,Jr. I have no doubt 
that within a year or so a book — somewhat abridged, I hope — will ap- 
pear. Meanwhile, he makes only one demand of his Alma Mater: that it 
accept each semester his registration fee, for he insists upon being the 
University's only permanent student. Ladies and gentlemen, of my thou- 
sands of students over the years, my star pupil, Archie Davis. 



In one evening, let alone this fleeting moment, how can we possibly 
convey to Ida and Bill Friday the depth of our gratitude for their long 
and dedicated service to the University of North Carolina, to higher ed- 
ucation, to our cultural heritage, and to the people of this great state? 
Their record is one that commands both state and national acclaim. 
Countless tributes have been given in their honor. And yet, somehow, 
mere words seem so inadequate to express not only our pride and grati- 
tude but, indeed, our love and affection for these two noble friends who 
have so generously given of their talents, who have served so unselfishly 


and with such rare distinction, who have walked among us with such 
grace and charm, and who, finally, have demanded nothing in return, 
leaving only goodwill and abiding respect in their wake. 

As I speak, I realize that I may be disqualifying myself for the honor 
of presenting to Ida and Bill the North Caroliniana Society Award, for I 
am neither poet nor lyricist. Another disqualification could conceivably 
be the fact that, as a student at this University, my praise of my presi- 
dent might be considered more self-serving than objective. I hasten to 
add, however, that I am one student without aspiration or hope of grad- 
uation! My only justification for the privilege of presenting the award is, 
therefore ; the fact that I am exercising the prerogative of the president of 
the Society. This I do with joy, in the full knowledge that I speak for all 
of you who have come to pay tribute to our honored guests. May I now 
quote from one who has been associated with them for many years as 
friend and colleague: 

"The University of North Carolina will bear the impress of this 
gifted and dedicated man for as long as it endures. He has literally lived 
for it, and continues to live for it, and for what it represents in its highest 
ideals and aspirations. That he has done so is a tribute to Ida Friday, as 
much as to him, for she has unfailingly shared his burdens, his trials, and 
his triumphs. Like him, Ida Friday has also dedicated her life to the 
University of North Carolina. For those who have worked with Bill Fri- 
day, and for all those in North Carolina and beyond, who are the benefi- 
ciaries of his work, our debt to both of them is beyond measure." 

May I now read the citation: 

"The North Caroliniana Society, 

in recognition of their public service and 

of their contributions to the cultural life 

of their fellow North Carolinians, 

presents its 
North Caroliniana Society Award 



May 4, 1984." 





Having given up many a Friday night ourselves, Bill and I are most 
grateful for your presence this evening. It is always a joy to be in your 

I want to say something about Georgia, not about what she said to- 
night — grateful as I am for it — but about all those years of help gener- 
ously given me that have made such a remarkable difference in my life. 

First, we started decorating and furnishing the empty president's 
house, and she and Otto Zenke, the wonderful decorator from Greens- 
boro, instilled in me a sensitivity to interior design. When Bill didn't 
have time to travel, it was Georgia and Kay who invited me to join their 
family for my first trip out of the country. After that wonderful visit to 
Mexico, I traveled with Georgia and other friends in Europe, Asia, and 
Africa, enriching my life. 

Whether it was organizing the Chapel Hill Preservation Society or 
planning official occasions, Georgia was always willing to advise and as- 
sist. Georgia, I thank you. 

As I look about me I see many others here tonight who have been 
our dear friends with whom we have been involved in some activity, in 
some capacity, over the last quarter century. These associations have 
made our lives richer and more rewarding. 

Back in 1956 neither Bill nor I had any idea of what his appoint- 
ment really required nor where it would lead. As it turned out, it has 
been a wonderful opportunity for both of us to grow and learn and to be 
a part of the ever-changing life of the University and of the state. It has 
been exciting and in some ways very demanding; nevertheless, it has 
been worth all the time and effort, and we thank you for the opportunity 
of serving our state. 

Finally, I want to say something rather personal. By having a hus- 
band who encouraged me to grow, who assisted along the way, who 
opened opportunities for experiences, who gave his wife and his daugh- 
ters equal rights, I am able to share tonight's award with him. 


We accept this award recognizing how much so many of you have 
done to make this evening possible. We thank you and we love you. 



Ida and I thank you for this occasion. Georgia, H. G., Bill, and Ar- 
chie have said some nice things and made us recall many memories, and 
we thank them for it. The credit for this award belongs to those splendid 
men and women with whom we associate day by day. They are the best 
colleagues any university president could ever hope to have. It is their 
dedication, intelligence, candor, and forthrightness that make the Uni- 
versity as successful as it is. The credit goes to them and we accept this 
award in their names and on their behalf. 

After the glamor of New York and Hollywood, radio networks and 
magazine covers, I wondered back there in the late '40s how Georgia 
and Kay would find Chapel Hill as a new home. I soon learned all was 
well. Kay had already made it clear to me that there were two college 
presidents living in Chapel Hill, and he really wasn't too sure of that 
new fellow on the block! I wondered what Georgia would think when 
she encountered Louis Graves, or Billy Carmichael, or Wallace Caldwell, 
or Robert House, or Albert Coates, or Archibald Henderson. But early 
on, I found out that Georgia's hometown was Blooming Grove, Texas, 
and I knew everything was OK. Her enormous energy, intelligence, and 
active involvement in anything she does make it successful. But there is 
within her a warm and gentle spirit, sensitive to human suffering and 
deprivation, that compels her and she responds. We have seen these 
qualities through a privileged friendship she and Kay have shared with 
us and for which Ida and I are most grateful. 

I first encountered Bill Aycock over forty years ago at North Caro- 
lina State and in the NYA work. He came to Raleigh from Lucama and 
became student body president, cadet colonel, academic leader, and he 
was involved in everything else a student could be. After four years of 
World War II, we met again in the UNC Law School. Bill was editor- 
in-chief of the Law Review and the first member of our class to be chosen 
for the law faculty, but he was teaching us long before we finished 


school. He was my first major appointment when he accepted my invita- 
tion to serve as chancellor of the University at Chapel Hill. How I wish I 
could have been as right about other major decisions as I was about that 
one. As is everything he does, his term as chancellor was simply first- 
rate; and today every student generation cites him as a truly great teach- 
er. His students achieve because he inspires them to do their best by al- 
ways doing and being his best. Tonight, he got a little careless with his 
judgment and the truth, but I thank him anyway. And especially, Bill, I 
thank you and your dear Grace for the abiding friendship you have shared 
so abundantly with Ida and me over all these years. You are a blessing in 
our lives. 


Archie Davis is North Carolina's Renaissance Man. A profound 
success in his chosen professional career by any standard of measurement 
and all criteria, he has made the transition from corporate success to 
working scholar at Chapel Hill. I have read his manuscripts on Colonel 
Burgwyn and they are first rate. Now in his second career as lecturer, 
author, and scholar, he is powered by his love for learning and his love 
for this place — and that affection runs very deep. Whether his attention 
is presently focused on the Research Triangle Foundation, or the Na- 
tional Humanities Center, or the University Press or the several founda- 
tions, his fundamental motivation is the resulting benefit to Chapel Hill. 
He keeps a loving and watchful eye on this place and is ever ready to join 
any effort to bring greater glory to the University. For all of us, I thank 
this warm and good man and, Arch, I want you to know that all of us 
are really very proud of your scholarly achievements, and we deeply ap- 
preciate your lifetime of service to this place. 


For Ida, our daughter Fran and her husband Jack who are here, and 
our daughters Mary and Betsy who could not join us, we thank you for 
the privilege that has been ours for nearly forty years of being a part of 


the University of North Carolina. And it is a privilege to know and to 
work with such wonderful people and together share sorrow and joy, 
triumph and defeat, in the common faith that in the end, the effort will 
make the world a bit better. 


Let me say something about the University that I want to say. Any 
place that is doing something creative, that is striving to serve all citizens 
effectively and is being truthful and candid in dealing with problems, is 
inevitably going to disturb people. Most of us do not like to change too 
much. If the University at Chapel Hill ever ceases to be a loving and caring 
critic, the state will surely suffer. This history of the University sustains its 
commitment to freedom. Now, more than ever before, it is imperative that 
we protect, and make even more secure, freedom of inquiry and freedom 
of expression, which, when exercised responsibly, make possible the 
University's intellectual, moral, and professional leadership in North 
Carolina and the nation. 

We all are swept up in the emergence of new technology and sci- 
ence and the evolving changes in global access, food production, indus- 
trial development, the mining of the sea, and the colonization of space. 
And whether we want to or not, and because our survival depends upon 
it, we must face the many human problems that are out there — and 
they are in North Carolina, too: hunger, disease, ignorance, greed, pov- 
erty, unemployment. Being a part of this great University has taught me 
that you can do something to make these conditions better and we can 
improve the lot of those less fortunate, if we work at it. They may be 
with us always, but we can reduce the pain and suffering and hunger and 
eliminate ignorance. And I believe that first among the means of stabiliz- 
ing this world is building better relationships between and among people 
the world over. This effort should begin at home — with and among 
our own people and with this University. 

I believe a distinguishing quality of men and women of Chapel Hill 
has been individual performance driven by the personal motivation and 
personal commitment to reach out, to extend one's hand to help, and to 
exercise the courage and burn the energy to make one's life count for 
something. It is the inculcation of that commitment of self-giving, of 


sharing of one's energies and resources in the most intelligent way, of 
thinking and acting creatively to improve our lot, that is the everlasting 
glory of this University. It is what we call the spirit of Chapel Hill. 

A different day is upon us now, and my generation must now make 
way for new and different leadership. This is our history, but the impor- 
tant circumstance is that we remain faithful to this spirit of Chapel Hill; 
when we do, there is no reason to fear the future; rather, let us rejoice 
that the opportunity of a lifetime is before us to be met with all our 
strength and with joyful hearts. 

Let me close with a personal note for which I ask your indulgence. 
Next Sunday, Ida and I will celebrate 42 wonderful years of marriage. 
She and our children are the joy of my life and these years have been a 
glorious adventure. And but for her love and constant support and total 
giving of her life, I could not have done much. All, save four years spent 
in the Navy, have been years of association with the University. Betsy, 
Mary, Fran, Ida, and I have known no other family home. For them and 
myself, too, I thank each of you — and hundreds of others who are a 
part of our lives but who could not join us tonight — for your never- 
ending friendship and abiding support. Your gift of love is our most cher- 
ished memory. It is a great country when a girl from Back Swamp and a 
boy from Dallas, like hundreds of others weary from war, may come 
here as total strangers and find in Chapel Hill with others from Lucama, 
Blooming Grove, and Snow Hill such a rich and rewarding life. So, next 
to our families and our churches, let us guard and protect this place with 
all of our strength and might; this is trusteeship you and I hold and must 
faithfully discharge. 

All the Fridays and Jack thank you for this memorable occasion and 
we pray that the Father of us all who has blessed you and each of us by 
giving us life in all its meaning will watch over you and bless and keep 
each one of you in the years to come. 



North Caroliniana (Society. Inc. 

North Carolina Collection 

UNC Library 024-A 

Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27514 

Chartered on September 11, 1975, as a private nonprofit corporation under pro- 
visions of Chapter 55A of the General Statutes oj North Carolina, the North Caro- 
liruana Society has as its main purpose the promotion of increased knowledge and 
appreciation of North Carolina heritage through studies, publications, meetings, 
seminars, and other programs, especially through assistance to the North Caro- 
lina Collection of The University of North Carolina Library in the acquisition, 
preservation, care, use, and display of, and the promotion of interest in, histori- 
cal and literary materials relating to North Carolina and North Carolinians. The 
Society, a tax-exempt organization under provisions of Section 501(c)(3) of the In- 
ternal Revenue Code, depends upon the contributions, bequests, and devises of 
its members and friends. 

Unofficially limited to one hundred North Carolinians who have contributed sig- 
nificantly to the state, the Society elects additional individuals meeting its criterion 
of "adjudged performance," thus bringing together men and women who have 
shown their respect for and commitment to our state's unique historical, literary, 
and cultural inheritance. 

A highlight of the Society's year is the presentation of the North Carolimana So- 
ciety Award to an individual adjudged to have given unusually distinguished ser- 
vice over a period of years to the encouragement, promotion, enhancement, pro- 
duction, and preservation of North Caroliniana. 

The North Carolina Collection, the headquarters for the North Caroliniana So- 
ciety, has been called the "Conscience of North Carolina," for it seeks to pre- 
serve for present and future generations all that has been or is published about the 
state and its localities and people or by North Carolinians, regardless of subject. In 
this mission the Collection's clientele is broader than the University community; 
indeed, it is the entire citizenry of North Carolina as well as those outside the state 
whose research extends to North Carolina or North Carolinians. Its acquisitions 
are made possible by gifts and private endowment funds; thus, it also represents 
the respect that North Carolinians have for their heritage. Members of the North 
Caroliniana Society have a very special relationship to this unique institution which 
traces its beginnings back to 1844 and which is unchallenged as the outstanding 
collection of printed North Caroliniana in existence. A leaflet, "North Carolina's 
Literary Heritage," is available without charge from the Collection. 


Archie K. Davis, President 

William S. Powell, Vice-President 

H. G. Jones, Secretary-Treasurer 

Gertrude S. Canaway 

Louis M. Connor, Jr.